Backpacking Trails in North Carolina
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Backpacking Trails in North Carolina

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3 - 290 mi
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North Carolina has 38 backpacking trails. These trails range from 3.3 to 290 miles in length. The most popular trails are Gregory Bald Overnight Loop, Charlies Bunion and Bradley Fork and Silers Bald and Forney Creek. Trails.com member George M. recently completed Indian Creek and Sunkota Ridge Loop.
Best Trails in North Carolina
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Ascend Twentymile Creek, passing Twentymile Cascades and along dark pools before leaving ...
It would be hard to pick a better two-night backpack than this one. You get to sleep in ...
This hike fairly exudes the aura of the high country, as you traverse in and out of the ...
This short loop hike traverses a seldom-visited area of the Smokies. Beginning at Lakeview ...
On this trip, you’ll head up the famed fishing waters of Deep Creek, the origin of many ...
Shuckstack Tower is an old fire tower, one of few remaining in the park. At its base are ...
Southeast of Greensboro, High Point, Thomasville, and Lexington beckon the day visitor ...
Travel east past Morehead City to Beaufort, the “crown jewel of the Crystal Coast.” With ...
Travel back in time as you head west to Greensboro. This Triad city allows you to relive ...
The “Golf Capital of the World” is a little more than an hour’s drive from the Raleigh-Durham ...
For this day trip, head east toward Rocky Mount, taking the exit in the direction of Wilson, ...
Okay, so the drive to the “Crystal Coast” may be a stretch for an eTrail that purports ...
Head east to the wide Pamlico River for this day trip to North Carolina’s oldest town. ...
Rapidly becoming a “classic trail,” the 290 miles of the Benton MacKaye are a bit much ...
From Raleigh, New Bern is 113 miles east, an easy day’s drive there and back, with sufficient ...
This highlight-laden stream-and-ridge loop starts at Big Creek, then heads up that scenic ...
Take a boat shuttle on scenic Fontana Lake to Hazel Creek. Make an easy stroll to a backcountry ...
Leave a quiet trailhead to circle past Twentymile Cascades. Bisect dry ridges to reach ...
This day trip could be called a transportation day trip, an animal lover’s day trip, or ...
On this day trip, you’re headed to Mayberry. The fictional TV town was fashioned after ...
Heading south takes you to Hillsborough, a flourishing small town that remains much as ...
Travel back to the roots of North Carolina on this day trip, which takes you to three ...
Low Gap Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Tennessee and North Carolina. It is within ...
This is a terrific three-day hike, encompassing much of what the Smokies have to offer. ...
The biological diversity of the Smokies can be well appreciated on this trek, which follows ...
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